With a Nick Fury TV series announced by Variety yesterday afternoon, Marvel Studios and Disney are fast tracking a lot of productions on their upcoming shows Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, What If…?, Hawkeye, Loki, and of course Moon Knight on Disney+ ! So far on what we know about Marvel’s schizophrenic vigilante is that writer Jeremy Slater (Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and Fox’s The Exorcist TV series) will be the showrunner. Spider-Man producer Grant Curtis will be an executive producer on the series. Other than that information has been under the radar but it looks as though we finally getting some new info!
According to The Illuminerdi, Moon Knight is looking to begin production by the end of the year and as soon as late November. As for Marc Spector, in the show, he’s described as:
“40-50 (years old), Spector was a former pugilist, mercenary, and CIA agent. He’s double-crossed by his boss, Raoul Bushman after they find a mysterious archaeological site, which Bushman planned to loot for his own selfish means. Near-death, Spector comes into contact with Khonshu, an Egyptian moon god, who offers him another chance to live, in return for becoming his avatar on this world. Spector accepts the deal and is reborn with superhuman powers. He then returns to the U.S. and accumulates immense wealth after investing his earnings as a mercenary and becomes the crimefighter known as “Moon Knight.” Spector also created multiple identities, including the alias of millionaire Steven Grant to misdirect people from his mercenary history and Jake Lockley, a low-key taxicab driver that helps him keep a closer ear to the streets and criminal elements.”
John Wick actor Keanu Reeves is rumored to play the character though the article mentions if talks with the actor are unclear. Other actors that have been wildly rumored are Daniel Raddcliffe, Andrew Garfield, and Shia Lebeouf.
Over on The Direct we get some information on two other main characters Jean-Paul DuChamp (“Frenchie”); Marc Spector’s best friend in the comics; and Marlene Alraune; a love interest to Spector.
For Frenchie in the show, he’s described as:
“20-40 (years old), White male. A stereotypical good looking, overly enthusiastic, less intelligent than average but still lovable. Actor must be fluent in French.”
For Marlene, she’s described as:
“20-35 (years old), all ethnicities, female. A manipulative operative in a secret organization, capable of going from cool and tough to warm and friendly in a heartbeat.”
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